Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Soft Drinks Are Bad For Your Teeth!

It's not just the sugar in soft drinks that causes decay, it's the phosphoric acid and other additives that are the most harmful. I know a couple of hygienists who will attest to the fact that the majority of tooth decay and periodontal problems in young adults today is due to their regular consumption of soft drinks, especially Coke! If you're in doubt of this, try a couple of experiments. I remember doing this one in the eighth grade! Take a 16 penny nail and drop it into a glass of Coke. Check the results after 24 hours, then 36 hours, then 48. All the coating will wear away and it will rust! If that doesn't convince you, try cleaning a corroded battery cable connector by pouring a little Coke on it. It will eat away the corrosion and clean the cable. Imagine what this stuff will do to your teeth! (Not to mention your stomach.) Here is a link to some interesting facts about the effects of soda on your teeth.

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